Here are six new businesses that will be opening in Pittsburgh this spring. Follow them on social media to see their progress.
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40 North @ Alphabet City // Northside
Follow @40NorthPGH on Instagram for updates
City of Asylum announced on Facebook that a new restaurant will be moving into the restaurant space that is connected to the bookshop (this used to be Bruge on North). The executive chef will be Bethany Zozula who was most recently the chef at the Whitfield in the Ace Hotel.
La Bodega // Southside
Follow @labodegapgh on Instagram for updates
What we know: La Bodega will be bringing tacos, burritos and fresh Aguas Frescas to Carson Street. La Bodega will be opening up right next to Viridis.
Mount Oliver Bodega // Mount Oliver?
According to chef Kevin Sousa’s recent Instagram post, this bodega will offer wine and food. Based on the name, we assume this will be located in Mount Oliver.
Arlington Beverage Club // Allentown
Follow @abcpgh or @sousapgh for updates
The Arlington Beverage Club has been in the works for a few years. According to a January 2020 article from the Pittsburgh Current, Kevin Sousa plans to bring elevated bar food to this space that once housed a neighborhood social club.
From Sousa’s Instagram post:
“a wonderful time capsule of an OG Pittsburgh bar (formerly a private social club) – with wood paneling, vinyl bar stools and that oddly comforting grandma’s house smell completely intact.”
You can see some of the space in this 2019 interview on Pittsburgh Today Live:
Bitter End Rye Bar // Etna
Follow @BitterEndEtna on Twitter for updates
What we know: Based on their most recent Twitter post, Bitter End Rye Bar is still building out the interior.
Vanilla Pastry Studio // East Liberty
Follow Vanilla Pastry Studio on Facebook for updates
What we know: We reached out to the sugar fairy to find out more. Check out our story on the return of cupcakes to East Liberty for all of the details.
Rear End Gastropub & Garage // Etna
Follow @RearEndEtna on Twitter for updates
What we know: It looks like there will be space for outdoor seating.
The Black Canary (coffee & ice cream) // Springdale
Follow @theblackcanarycoffee on Instagram for updates
Swissvale Dari Delite // Swissvale
Follow Swissvale Dairy Delite on Facebook for updates
What we know: New owners are bringing ice cream back to Swissvale. The Dari Delight building has been vacant for years and work is underway to reopen the shop by the summer.
If you are looking for an excuse to explore Swissvale, check out our video on this hidden record shop in the neighborhood.
Goodlander Cocktail Brewery // Larimer
Follow @Goodlandercraftcocktails on Instagram for updates
What we know: Goodlander is the latest project from cocktail expert Wes Shonk. (Wes wrote our guide to Pittsburgh vodkas and our guide to egg nog last year.) Goodlander is setting up shop on Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. Near KLVN coffee and East End Brewing. Check out their crowdfunding video to learn more (plus, they’ve already met their funding goal).
UPDATE: Check out our story on Goodlander to learn more.
Still Mill Distilling // Swissvale
Follow @still_mill_distillery on Instagram for updates
Some news from a few of our favorite spots
Pittsburgh Sandwich Society will be parking in Millvale
According to their Instagram account, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society will be opening a storefront in Millvale. (If you haven’t tried Pittsburgh Sandwich Society yet, check out our video to learn more about what they have been serving up from their truck.)